Vinyl Talk: The Guide to Choosing a Turntable in 2018

Vinyl Talk: The Guide to Choosing a Turntable in 2018

Turntables have spiked in popularity in the last few years, creating a new generation of vinyl collectors. Whether you’re just starting out or have been collecting for years, A-T offers an entire product suite of turntables for vinyl enthusiasts. From audiophiles and professional DJs, to those new to vinyl, A-T’s variety of products makes choosing a turntable that is right for you easier than ever.

Continue reading to learn more about the variety of high-fidelity turntables A-T offers, each with its own functions, benefits, and capabilities.

For New Vinyl Collectors

Vinyl Talk: The Guide to Choosing a Turntable in 2018

Discover the analog pleasures of vinyl with A-T. From holding and admiring the album cover, to finally hearing the stylus hit the vinyl, sit back and enjoy the vinyl experience and the uniquely warm sound of analog music.

If you are new to vinyl collecting, the AT-LP60 is the perfect turntable for you. This affordable, fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable allows music lovers to appreciate classic 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records. With a built-in switchable phono preamp, the AT-LP60 easily connects to a computer, speakers, or other listening device to amplify your records. The AT-LP60 also comes equipped with a Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with replaceable stylus.

Looking for some additional tech-centric features on your beginners’ turntable? Look no further than the AT-LP60BK-BT turntable. Equipped with all of the same features as the AT-LP60, the AT-LP60-BT also offers the convenience of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity. With the ability to pair up to eight different devices to the turntable, listening to your records wirelessly has never been easier.

For an Upgraded Turntable Experience

Vinyl Talk: The Guide to Choosing a Turntable in 2018

Ready for something more? A-T offers upgraded turntables to give you improved high-fidelity performance, greater control, and the opportunity to customize your setup.

For the experienced collector looking for an upgrade for their comprehensive collection, the AT-LP3 brings the analog listening experience to the next level with advanced features not typically found on automatic turntables. The balanced straight tone arm comes with a 1/2″ mount universal headshell and the AT91R Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge for excellent high-fidelity performance.

The AT-LP3 also offers fully automatic operation, allowing listeners to simply press the start and stop buttons to control the turntable. Able to play both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records, the AT-LP3 has a built-in switchable phono preamp and an attached dual RCA output cable for users to easily connect the turntable with other devices for amplified listening.

For the Audiophile

Vinyl Talk: The Guide to Choosing a Turntable in 2018

For those who demand analog audio of the highest quality, A-T offers turntables that incorporate the finest materials and craftsmanship, including J-shaped tonearms inspired by our classic models and high-performing Dual Moving Magnet cartridges for a listening experience like no other.

Any audiophile will appreciate the AT-LP5, which draws on A-T’s models from the 1960s and ‘70s with its J-shaped tone arm. This tone arm features a metallic gimbal suspension system and precision bearings to mitigate tracking errors, and includes an adjustable counterweight and anti-skate control.

The AT-LP5 also features a lightweight (10 g) AT-HS10 headshell as well as a high-performance AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge, designed specifically for this turntable. A class leader in limiting low-frequency acoustical feedback, the AT-LP5 offers high-fidelity listening with every spin.

For the Professional DJ

Vinyl Talk: The Guide to Choosing a Turntable in 2018

The AT-LP1240-USBXP professional DJ turntable is designed primarily for use in clubs, touring, and mobile DJ applications. The fully manual turntables feature everything the professional needs: high-torgue, direct drive motor; forward/reverse operation; start and brake controls; three speeds; analog and USB output; and more.

Built to deliver exceptional music reproduction even under the most demanding conditions of professional use, the AT-LP1240-USBXP utilizes a powerful direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor for unwavering speed stability, along with easy back-cueing, quick startup, forward and reverse play, and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM. Other DJ-friendly features include a damped cast-aluminum platter with stroboscopic speed markings and slip mat, an illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control, and a locking tone arm rest that keeps the arm and cartridge in place when on the go.

Which type of turntable are you looking for? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Yo tengo 2 el modelo profesional funciona de maravilla

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